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Open A Door To End Homelessness in Surrey

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Thank you to everyone who helped us surpass our goal of $15,000 in 2018!

For over 10 years, the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society has been leading our community to end homelessness in Surrey. We have granted over $3 Million to projects and initiatives in Surrey, assisting over 500 individuals, including children, who were homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. While we celebrate the work that has been done, we also recognize that there is still more to be done. Surrey has the highest child poverty rate in all of BC and it is our duty as community members to fix this. With your support, we can help Open a Door to end the cycle of poverty in Surrey – to provide help, hope, and homes for women, children and families in our community.

To support our goal to end homelessness in Surrey, please donate today.

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Here are some ways you can help open a door.


Provides a Warm Bed

Surrey has an increasing number of vulnerable families who struggle to find safe and affordable housing, including low-income single mothers and children. Your donation will help Open a Door for families who are at risk of homelessness or are already homeless. With your support, families in Surrey will be provided the resources to have a roof over their heads, warm beds at night and a safe place to call home.


Buys a Home Starter Kit

Starting over in a new home can be overwhelming, especially for a family that lacks the basic necessities. From bedding and cookware to pantry supplies and toiletries, there are so many things a family needs to start a new home. A $50 donation will help to cover the costs a family needs to make new surroundings feel like home.


Buys School Supplies

Going back to school is an exciting and stressful time. For parents that can barely cover the cost of providing food and shelter for their children, buying backpacks, binders and pens can seem nearly impossible. The Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society wants to help alleviate this stress for families and make sure every child in Surrey goes back to school prepared to learn and have fun. Your $40 donation can help do this!


Buys Seasonal Clothing

When the temperature drops in the winter months, weather conditions can become life threatening. One of the top requested items at homeless shelters is socks. Something as instinctive as changing socks every day is a huge challenge for someone staying in a shelter or on the street. Your gift can help provide seasonal clothing such as warm socks, coats and boots to those who do not have access to these items.


Feeds a Family

Women and children fleeing abuse often leave with only the clothes on their backs. Your donation can help provide a warm meal for a struggling mother and her children. Mothers and children are much more likely to be hidden homeless, because mothers will do anything to keep their children safe. This means that they find temporary and uncertain solutions such as couch surfing. Childhood homelessness is a pathway to adult homelessness, and that is one reason why it’s so important to invest in the future of Surrey’s youth.


Helps Open a Door

Your generous donation will be used where it can to do the most good. Your gift will provide help, hope and access to housing for homeless and at risk people and families in Surrey. Help Open a Door to end the cycle of poverty in Surrey.

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Be a change maker in Surrey.

We work with community organizations to develop and fund Made in Surrey Solutions that address the homelessness challenges that are often unique in our community. When you give to the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society, you can be assured that your donation will have the greatest possible impact on homelessness in our community, supporting the most promising programs that are working towards ending homelessness. Together we can Open a Door and provide a safe place to call home for those experiencing homelessness in Surrey.

“Opening the door, having the key on my wallet... that’s huge. That’s my first key, to my house with my stuff. I never had that before, I always lived in a hole in the wall. Today it’s where I go to bed, and where I wake up…and I don’t have to worry.”